Tag: climate change

U.N. climate report shows civilization is at stake if we don’t act now

U.N. climate report shows civilization is at stake if we don’t act now
Monday, October 15– It’s a chilly October day in Chicago. Friday, the sky looked like November, and the first traces of snow fell in LaSalle County. Saturday was bright and sunny for the Women’s March downtown to get out the vote in November. The sky was glorious blue. Last week, the United Nations issued a... Read more »

Hurricane Harvey was not caused by climate change

This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety. #Harvey pic.twitter.com/IjpWLey1h8 — NWS (@NWS) August 27, 2017 Hurricane Harvey was not caused by climate change, but the situation  has been made much worse because of a changing climate. The extremely warm Gulf waters have contributed to... Read more »

Spring fever in a changing climate

Spring fever in a changing climate
March roared in on the last night of February, with gusty winds, large hail, and tornadoes. While severe weather can happen any time of year, such an outbreak in February or early March is really unusual. But it’s been an unusual winter, here. A mild winter. A weird winter. For the first time since they began... Read more »
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Heat Wave 2016

Heat Wave 2016
Surf’s up! Here comes the heat wave. Chicago is expecting the hottest temperatures of the year–over 100F heat index. with high humidity. The heat will only add to the already explosive atmosphere in our city, all over the country, and it seems the whole world. NOAA reports that 2015 was the hottest year on record... Read more »

Great Midwest Flood 2013

Would you call it this year’s flood of the century?  Scenes of water everywhere–highways and country roads inundated,  farmland and suburban backyards turned into waterways. There are videos on You Tube, reports on Facebook, Twitter updates.  There are pictures from Albany Park in Chicago  to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The U.S. Geological Survey says it  has... Read more »

Fermilab Severe Weather Seminar Review

Oh to be at Fermilab on Saturday, April 6 for the 33rd annual Tornado and Severe  Weather Seminar, hosted by WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling. This event was free and open to the public. There were two sessions, starting at noon, repeating at 6 P.M.  For those who could not make it out to Batavia (like... Read more »
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